Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery
Sumatra Lingtong Wahana Estate Semi-Washed
|Roaster Location:||Annapolis, Maryland|
|Coffee Origin:||Lintong growing district, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia.|
|Est. Price:||$12.00 / 12 oz.|
|Review Date:||April 2010|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly pungent aroma: fresh-cut aromatic wood and an orange- or peach-toned nut. Soft acidity, lightly syrupy body, balanced, perhaps a bit simple flavor, with continued suggestions of fresh-cut wood, orange peel, peach, nut. The peach-like fruit and nut take on a dark chocolate character in the rich, slightly heavy finish.
Notes: Wahana Estate is a relatively new coffee farm in the classic Lintong (spelled here Lingtong; identified on maps as Lintongnihuta) growing district of North Sumatra Province near Lake Toba. It produces coffees processed by three different methods: natural, or dried-in-the-fruit, semi-washed or pulped natural (the skin is removed but the fruit flesh remains on the beans during drying, as was the case with the sample reviewed here) and the fully washed method (all soft fruit residue is removed from the beans before drying).Caffe Pronto is a cafe-roastery and espresso bar with a mission that emphasizes quality and service. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Low-toned, pungently bittersweet coffee may please those who enjoy richness without brightness or acidy shimmer.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2010 tasting report: Mysterious No More: Sumatra Coffees